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States aforesaid, unless his Majesty, by His Order in Council, shall grant the whole or any of such privileges to the Ships of The United States aforesaid :

And whereas His Majesty doth deem it expedient to permit the exportation of salt and fruit, in certain Vessels of the said United States of America, from certain of the Bahama Islands; His Majesty doth, therefore, in pursuance and exercise of the powers vested in him in and by the said Acts of Parliament, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, declare and grant, that it shall be lawful for Ships of The United States of America, arriving in ballast at any Port or Place in the Bahama Islands in which a Custom-house is or shall be established, to export salt and fruit, or either of them, from such Port or Place, to be carried to any Foreign country whatever; subject, nevertheless, to the payment of all such duties as by any Law in force within the said Islands are or shall be payable upon such Ships, or upon the exportation of any such salt or fruit :

And His Majesty is further pleased, with the advice aforesaid, to order, that this present Order shall take effect and be in force in the said Islands, so soon as the Governor or Officer administering the Government thereof for the time being shall have made known the same to the Inhabitants of the said Islands, by a Proclamation to be by him for that purpose issued, and not before :

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable William Huskisson, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.

JAS. BULLER.

BRITISH Order in Council, relative to the prevention of cer

tain Armed Vessels under the Greek Flag, from committing depredations on British Commerce.-16th November, 1827.

At the Court at St. James's, the 16th day of November, 1827,

PRESENT, THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL,

WHEREAS the depredations which have for some time been committed upon the Commerce of His Majesty's Subjects in the Mediterranean Seas by armed Vessels, piratically cruizing under the Greek Flag, have of late greatly increased, and have been accompanied with acts of cruelty and barbarity which have rendered the Navigation of those Seas highly perilous; and His Majesty has in vain applied for the prevention of these outrages to the Persons exercising the powers of Government in Greece, who, however willing, are unable effectually to repress such

excesses, owing to the disturbed state of the Country, and the disorder prevailing in the several Islands of the Greek Archipelago, and His Majesty is thereby laid under the necessity of providing for the

same:

To that end, it has appeared to His Majesty that the most efficacious means by which the Persons and lawful Commerce of His Ma. jesty's Subjects in the Mediterranean Seas can be adequately protected, until some Government shall be established in Greece competent to put a stop to all irregularities of the nature complained of, will be to prevent, so far as possible, any armed Vessels, bearing the Greek Flag, from putting to Sea, such Ships of War only excepted as are belonging to or acting under the orders of the Persons exercising the Powers of Government in Greece.

For this purpose His Majesty is pleased to order and declare, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, and it is hereby ordered and declared, that Instructions be issued forth with to His Majesty's Naval Forces in the Mediterranean, authorizing and directing them to seize and send into some Port belonging to (or being under the power and protection of) His Majesty, every Armed Vessel which they shall meet with at Sea under the Greek Flag, or fitted out and armed at any Greek Port, such Ships of War only excepted as are belonging to, or acting under the Orders of the Persons exercising the Powers of Government in Greece; and that they shall duly provide, that all such Vessels with their Crews shall be safely detained in the Ports to which they may be sent until His Majesty's further pleasure respecting them shall be made known.

And with a view to prevent, as much as possible, any hardships or inconveniences that

may

arise in the execution of this Order, as it may affect

any Greek Cruizer which, being at Sea at the time when this Order will take effect in the Mediterranean, may not receive immediate notification thereof, it is further ordered that the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships, who may be charged with the execution of this Order, shall, in the event of their meeting with any Armed Vessels at Sea, bearing the Greek Flag, that may be liable to the operation of this Order, between the day upon which the Order shall be notified to the Persons exercising the Authorities of Government in Greece, and 15 days from the date thereof, furnish them with certified Copies of this Order, and warn them to proceed forthwith to their respective Ports; and that such armed Vessels shall not be detained until the expiration of the said 15 days, unless it shall appear that after such notification of the Order and warning, they shall not have complied therewith, or shall have been guilty of plundering or searching any trading Vessel under the British Flag:

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and His

Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. GREVILLE.

BRITISH Order in Council, extending the privileges of a Free Port, to Charlotte Town in Prince Edward's Island. - 16th November, 1827.

At the Court at St. James's, the 16th day of November, 1827,

PRESENT, THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Whereas by an Act passed in the 6th Year of His Majesty's Reign, (Cap. 114.] intituled, "An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad,” it is amongst other things enacted, that no goods shall be imported into, nor shall any goods, except the produce of the Fisheries in British Ships, be exported from any of the British Possessions in America by Sea, or from or to any Place other than the United Kingdom, or some other of such Possessions, except into or from the several Ports in such Possessions called Free Ports, enumerated or described in the Table in the said Act of Parliament contained:

And it is thereby provided, that if His Majesty shall deem it expedient to extend the provisions of the said Act to any Port or Ports not enumerated in the said Table, it shall be lawful for His Majesty, by Order in Council, to extend the provisions of the said Act to such Port or Ports, and it is enacted, that from and after the day mentioned in such Order in Council, all the privileges and advantages of the said Act, and all the provisions, penalties, and forfeitures therein contained, shall extend, and be deemed and construed to extend, to any such Port or Ports respectively, as fully as if the same had been inserted and enumerated in the said Table at the time of passing the said Act.

And whereas His Majesty doth deem it expedient to extend the Provisions of the said Act to the Port of Charlotte Town, in Prince Edward's Island; His Majesty doth therefore, in pursuance and exercise of the Powers vested in him by the said Act of Parliament, and with the advice of His Privy Council, order, and it is hereby ordered, that, from and after the date of this Order, the provisions of the said Act of Parliament respecting Free Ports shall be, and the same are hereby extended to the said Port of Charlotte Town, in Prince Edward's Island.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable William Huskisson, one

of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. GREVILLE.

BRITISH Order in Council, appointing certain Ports in

America and the West Indies, to be Free Warehousing Ports.--16th November, 1827.

At the Court at St. James's, the 16th day of November, 1827,

PRESENT, THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by an Act passed in the 6th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, [Cap. 114.) intituled, “ An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad,” it is, amongst other things, enacted, that certain Ports, therein particularly mentioned, in the Island of Jamaica, and in the Provinces of Nova Scotia, Canada, and New Brunswick, and in the Island of Barbadoes, shall be free warehousing Ports for the purposes of the said Act, and it is further enacted, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty in Council, from time to time to appoint any Port in His Majesty's Possessions in America to be a free warehousing Port for the purposes of the said Act; and that every such Port, so appointed by His Majesty, shall be a free warehousing Port under the said Act, as if appointed by the same, in as full and ample a manner in all respects as any of the Ports thereinbefore mentioned and are free warehousing Ports appointed by the said Act:

And whereas, His Majesty doth deem it expedient that certain other Ports in His Majesty's Possessions in America, should be appointed free warehousing Ports for the purposes of the said Act, His Majesty doth therefore, by and with the advice o His Privy Council, and in pursuance and exercise of the Powers in Him vested in and by the said Act of Parliament, order and appoint that the following Ports in His Majesty's Possessions in America shall be respectively free warehousing Ports for the purposes of the said Act, that is to say, port of Spain, in the Island of Trinidad; Nassau, in the Island of New Providence; Montego Bay, in the Island of Jamaica; Roseau, in the Island of Dominica; and Saint Andrews, in the Province of New Brunswick.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable William Huskisson, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

C. C. GREVILLE.

CONVENTION entre les Pays-Bas et la Ville de Brême, d

l'égard d'une abolition réciproque du Droit de Détraction et de l'Impôt d’Emigration.--Signée à Bruxelles, le 18 Novembre, 1826.

Sa Majesté le Roi des Pays-Bas et le Sénat de la Ville de Brême, ayant trouvé convenable d'étendre les principes déjà fixés par la Diete Germanique, et de les adopter pour la généralité des Etats respectifs, quant à l'exportation des biens de leurs Sujets et Citoyens d'un Etat à l'autre, sont convenus à cet égard des Articles suivans :

Art. I. Les droits connus sous le nom de Jus detractus, Gabella hereditaria et Census emigrationis, ne seront plus exigés ni perçus à l'avenir, lorsqu'en cas de succession, donation, vente, émigration ou autres, il y a lieu à une translation de biens des Etats du Royaume des Pays-Bas, dans ceux de la Ville de Brême, ou de ceux-ci dans les Etats du Royaume des Pays-Bas, respectivement pour toute leur étendue tant actuelle que future, toutes les impositions de cette nature étant abolies entre les deux Etats.

II. Cette disposition s'étend non-seulement aux droits et autres impositions de ce genre, qui font partie des Revenus Publics, mais encore à ceux qui jusqu'ici pourraient avoir été levés par quelques Provinces, Villes, Jurisdictions, Corporations, Arrondissemens ou Com. munes, de manière que les Sujets respectifs, qui exporteront des biens, ou auxquels il en échoirait à titre quelconque dans l'un ou l'autre Etat, ne seront assujettis sous ces rapports à d'autres impositions ou taxes, qu'à celles qui, à raison de droit de succession, de vente ou de mutations de propriété quelconques, seraient également acquittées par les Habitans du Royaume des Pays. Bas, ou par ceux de la Ville de Brême, d'après les Réglemens et Ordonnances qui existent ou qui émaneront par la suite dans les deux pays.

III. La présente Convention commencera à être mise en vigueur le 1er Janvier, 1827, et n'aura pas d'effet rétroactif.

IV. Cette Convention, expédiée en double et de la même teneur, signée par le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de Sa Majesté le Roi des Pays-Bas, et par le Syndic de Brême à ce délégué par le Sénat, sera échangée mutuellement. Fait et signé à Bruxelles, le 18 Novembre, 1826.

Le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de Sa Majesté le Roi des Pays-Bas.

(L.S.) VERSTOLK DE SOELEN. Le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères déclare qu'une pareille Déclaration a été délivrée par le Sénat de la Ville de Brême, en date du 18 Décembre, 1826, que les Ratifications respectives ont eu lieu en date des 7 et 14 Janvier, 1827, et que les Actes de Ratification ont été échangés-le 12 Mars 1827.

VERSTOLK DE SOELEN.

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